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Local Business Networking Events

As a free service to the organisers of local business networking events, we have listed below a number of organisations that run events, both online and in-person.

Basic details are provided below, and more information will be found on the websites for each event, the link for which is included.

First Friday Croydon

Join us for a relaxed and productive networking experience at our First Friday Business networking! Taking place on the 1st Friday of each month, from 12pm to 2pm, this casual lunchtime event provides the perfect opportunity for business owners to connect, collaborate, and grow their networks.

Exchange business cards, share insights, and explore potential collaborations in a setting designed for genuine connection.

No need for formalities or stiff introductions – just come as you are and let the networking flow naturally. Whether you’re seeking new clients, partners, or mentors, our First Friday Business Mixer offers the ideal environment to expand your circle and advance your goals.


Connecting Croydon

A monthly networking event – Connecting Croydon – where local Croydon businesses and charities can come together, we can connect, learn, share, champion and promote best practises.

Develop Croydon

The Develop Croydon Forum is a partnership of 75+ organisations that seek to improve perceptions of Croydon, promote the borough as a place to live, work, invest, visit and study, and contribute to the borough’s economic growth.

The Forum hosts a series of events each year. Some events are exclusively for Forum partners, and some are open meetings, for example, Occupier Forum or Purley Way Forum meetings.

South East Chamber of Commerce

South East London Chamber of Commerce is in business for business and has been for over 130 years.

BNI Compass Croydon

BNI Compass Croydon is a croydon based networking group with 18+ different businesses passing referrals between them, equalling hundreds of thousands of pounds being put into the local economy every year.

Construction Excellence

Constructing Excellence is a national club charged with driving the change agenda in construction. The Croydon Club hosts regular meetings for members and guests who hear from thought-leading speakers and offers networking opportunities for the sector in Croydon.

The Networking Club

The Networking Club is your personal business networking hub, connecting you and your business with like-minded people who want to learn, share, collaborate and network together.

Croydon Referral eXchange (CRX)

Croydon Referral Exchange (CRX) is a Croydon-based networking group run by members for members. We meet every Friday, 7.30 am to 9.00 am, at the Coombe Lodge, Coombe Road, Croydon, CR0 5RB.

Our members are diverse and come from a wide range of business areas, each contributing business opportunities and sharing expertise amongst the membership. Some are just starting out, and some are well established, but they all have one thing in common, a desire and commitment to grow their business and help fellow members build theirs too.

Ladies who Latte

Ladies Who Latte is about bringing like-minded female business owners together to establish connections, collaborate with each other and create new personal and business opportunities in a relaxed and informal way. Our aim is to build and nurture relationships to support all of our members on their business journey.

Omni Local Business Networking

We believe that conventional networking has run its course – it’s now time to break the mould and offer something different – and better. So we welcome applications from businesses that not only understand the power and value of building long-term relationships and collaborations but want to proactively contribute and add value to The OMNI Business Development Network community.

With both physical and Zoom meetings, you can fit Omni around your busy schedule.

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